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Is Your Digestive System Making You Sick?

October 17, 2009

This is an excellent article by Mark Hyman, M.D. Here is an excerpt on IgG allergies and their effect on the bodies.

Can Eczema Start in the Gut?

Allison, one of my patients who suffered from eczema — a weepy, red, oozing, scaly, itchy rash — all over her body is perfect example of what can happen when your gut is out of balance and the extraordinary level of healing that can occur when you fix your digestion.

This woman, who saw doctor after doctor, put salves, lotions, and potions on her skin and gave her steroids and antibiotics. But none of them ever addressed the underlying cause of her problem.

Allison was 57 years old and had been suffering from severe, unrelenting eczema for eight years. She ate a high-sugar diet and had a history of frequent vaginal yeast infections.

When I saw her, I checked her gut and found she had a leaky gut — that one-cell thick lining in her intestines was breached and wasn’t working properly. She had developed 24 IgG food allergies, and her stool had no healthy bacteria and an overgrowth of yeast from years of taking antibiotics. She also had very high blood levels of antibodies against yeast.

So I helped her heal her gut. I asked her to stop eating the foods she reacted to, told her to stop feeding the yeast in her gastrointestinal tract by cutting out sugar and refined carbohydrates (which they thrive on), and killed the yeast in her gut with antifungal medications and herbs. Then I helped her rebuild her ecosystem of healthy bacteria with probiotics and provided here with healing gut nutrients that allowed her intestinal lining to resume its normal function.

The result?

Her eczema disappeared for the first time in eight years — and it stayed away!

Read the entire article at:

Eliminating the foods that I have IgG-based allergies to has cleared my eczema as well as eliminating migraines and decreasing joint/muscle pain. If you are having health problems that doctors can’t help, get checked out!

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 14, 2009 11:42 pm

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